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Great Literature

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:08 am
by mirjana
Marcel Proust - Master of Time

Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic and essayist famous for his monumental “À la recherche du temps perdu” . There have been two translations of this novel:” In Search of Lost Time” which was earlier translated as “Remembrance of Things Past”. This novel was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.

À la recherche du temps perdu consists of seven volumes totalling around 3,200 pages (about 4,300 in The Modern Library's translation) with more than 2,000 characters.
Graham Greene called Proust the "greatest novelist of the 20th century", and W. Somerset Maugham called the novel the "greatest fiction to date."
Proust died before he was able to complete his revision of the drafts and proofs of the final volumes, the last three of which were published posthumously and edited by his brother, Robert.
For DS I have chosen a little something from Marcel Proust in the interpretation of brilliant soothing voice of Alan Rickman.